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The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon & Cornwall talks about the task ahead

It's a month since Tony Hogg was elected the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall. He has a daunting task ahead of him with cuts to policing and rising crime.

Our reporter Bob Cruwys has been talking to him about his mission to engage with the public, many of whom, judging by the turnout at the election, don't really know what he's there to do.

Devon and Cornwall PCC expects swift Chief Constable appointment

Newly elected Police Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall has announced that a permanent appointment of a Chief Constable will be made as soon as possible.

The Chief Constable will be pivotal in ensuring that the strategic vision to tackle crime in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is carried out day-to-day. I believe that my role as Commissioner and that of the Chief Constable has to be to provide strong leadership and work as a team. That relationship is key to serving people in this area and we will only achieve our aims by working closely together.I have met with Temporary Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer and we have agreed that it is in everyone’s interests that a permanent appointment is made at the earliest possible opportunity.

– Tony Hogg, PCC Devon and Cornwall

Tony Hogg elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall

A former Navy commander will oversee Devon and Cornwall's police force for the next four years.

Tony Hogg who used to run RNAS Culdrose was elected as the first police and crime commissioner for the force. The result was declared just after midnight following a marathon count of more than thirteen hours.

Mr. Hogg who stood for the Conservatives polled more than 69,000 votes compared to his nearest rival Devon county councillor Brian Greenslade who got more than 37,000.He stood as an Independent.Eight other candidates were eliminated in an earlier round.

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First Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon & Somerset says she'll fight cuts

The Independent candidate, Sue Mountstevens, has just been appointed Avon and Somerset's first Police and Crime Commissioner. She told our Political Correspondent Bob Constantine that she would fight strenuously any cuts to policing.

She added that her priorities were tackling anti-social behaviour, burglary and violent offences, especially against women and girls.

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